§ 912.08  DROUGHT RESPONSE STAGES.
   (A)   The City Manager, or his or her designee, shall monitor water supply and/or demand conditions on a daily basis and, in accordance with the triggering criteria set forth in § 912.07(C), shall determine that a mild, moderate, severe, critical, or emergency condition exists.  The City Manager, or his or her designee, shall implement the following actions upon publication by means of local cable access, publication in a newspaper of general circulation, or signs posed in public places.
   (B)   Drought conditions.
      (1)   Stage 1 - Mild water shortage conditions.
         (a)   Goal:  Achieve a voluntary 15% reduction in daily water use.
         (b)   Voluntary water use restrictions. 
            1.   Water customers are requested voluntarily to limit the irrigation of landscaped areas to even days for customers with a street address ending in an even number (0, 2, 4, 6, or 8), and odd days for water customers with a street address ending in an odd number (1, 3, 5, 7 or 9), and voluntarily to limit landscape irrigation only between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. to midnight on designated watering days.
            2.   All operations of the city shall adhere to water use restrictions prescribed for Stage 2 of the plan.
            3.   Water customers are requested to practice water conservation and to minimize or discontinue water use for non-essential purposes.
      (2)   Stage 2 - Moderate water shortage conditions.
         (a)   Goal:  Achieve a 20% reduction in daily water demand.
         (b)   Water use restrictions.  Under threat of penalty for violation, the following water use restrictions shall apply to all persons:
            1.   Irrigation of landscaped areas with hose-end sprinklers or automatic irrigation systems shall be limited to even number days for customers with a street address ending in an even number (0, 2, 4, 6 or 8), and odd numbered days for water customers with a street address ending in an odd number (1, 3, 5, 7 or 9), and irrigation of landscaped areas is further limited to the hours of 8:00 a.m. to  1:00 p.m. and between 6:00 p.m. and 12:00 midnight on designated watering days.  However, irrigation of landscaped areas is permitted at any time if it is by means of a hand-held hose, a faucet filled bucket or watering can of five gallons or less, or drip irrigation system.
            2.   Use of water to wash any motor vehicle, motorbike, boat, trailer, airplane or other vehicle is prohibited except on designated watering days between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. and between 9:00 p.m. and 12:00 midnight.  Such washing, when allowed, shall be done with a hand-held bucket or a hand-held hose equipped with a positive shutoff nozzle for quick rinses.  Vehicle washing may be done at any time on the immediate premises of a commercial car wash or commercial service station.  Further, such washing may be exempted from these regulations if the health, safety, and welfare of the public is contingent upon frequent vehicle cleansing, such as garbage trucks and vehicles used to transport food and perishables.
            3.   Use of water to fill, refill, or add to any indoor or outdoor swimming pools, wading pools, or Jacuzzi-type pools is prohibited except on designated watering days between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. and between 6:00 p.m. and 12:00 midnight.
            4.   Operation of any ornamental fountain or pond for aesthetic or scenic purposes is prohibited except where necessary to support aquatic life or where such fountains or ponds are equipped with a re-circulation system.
            5.   Use of water from hydrants shall be limited to fire fighting, related activities, or other activities necessary to maintain public health, safety, and welfare, except that use of water from designated fire hydrants for construction purposes may be allowed under special permit from the city.
            6.   Use of water for the irrigation of golf course greens, tees, and fairways is prohibited except on designated watering days between the hours of 12:00 midnight and 10:00 a.m. and between 8:00 p.m. and 12:00 midnight.  However, if the golf course utilizes a waters source other than that provided by the City of Lebanon, the facility shall not be subject to these regulations.
            7.   All restaurants are prohibited from serving water to its patrons except when requested.
         (c)   Water use prohibitions.  The following uses of water are defined as non-essential and are prohibited:
            1.   Wash down of any sidewalks, walkways, driveways, parking lots, tennis courts, or other hard-surfaced areas;
            2.   Use of water to wash down buildings or structures for purposes other than immediate fire protection;
            3.   Use of water for dust control;
            4.   Flushing gutters or permitting water to run or accumulate in any gutter or street; and
            5.   Failure to repair a controllable leak(s) within a reasonable period after having been given notice directing the repair of such leak(s).
      (3)   Stage 3 - Severe water shortage conditions.
         (a)   Goal:  Achieve a 25% reduction in daily water demand.
         (b)   Supply management measures.  Measures to be implemented directly by the city to manage limited water supplies and/or reduce water demand include:  reduced or discontinued flushing of water mains, reduced or discontinued irrigation of public landscaped areas and use of an alternative supply source(s).
         (c)   Water use restrictions.  All requirements of Stage 2 shall remain in effect during Stage 3 except:
            1.   Irrigation of landscaped areas shall be limited to designated watering days between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 noon and between 8:00 p.m. and 12:00 midnight and shall be by means of hand-held hoses, hand-held buckets, drip irrigation, or permanently installed automatic sprinkler system only.  The use of hose-end sprinklers is prohibited at all times.
            2.   The watering of golf course tees is prohibited unless the golf course utilizes a water source other than that provided by the city.
            3.   The filling, refilling, or adding of water to swimming pools, wading pools, and Jacuzzi-type pools is prohibited.
            4.   Operation of any ornamental fountain or pond for aesthetic or scenic purposes is prohibited except where necessary to support aquatic life or where such fountains or ponds are equipped with a re-circulation system.
            5.   No applications for new, additional, expanded, or increased-in-size water service connections, pipeline extensions, mains, or water service facilities of any kind shall be allowed or approved.
      (4)   Stage 4 - Critical water shortage conditions.
         (a)   Goal:  Achieve a 30% reduction in daily water demand.
         (b)   Water use restrictions.  All requirements of Stages 2 and 3 shall remain in effect during Stage 4 except:
            1.   Irrigation of landscaped areas shall be limited to designated watering days between the hours of 11:00 a.m. and 12:00 noon and between 10:00 p.m. and 12:00 midnight and shall be by means of hand-held hoses, hand-held buckets, or drip irrigation only. The use of hose-end sprinklers or permanently installed automatic sprinkler systems are prohibited at all times.
            2.   Use of water to wash any motor vehicle, motorbike, boat, trailer, airplane or other vehicle not occurring on the premises of a commercial car wash or commercial service station and not in the immediate interest of public health, safety and welfare is prohibited.  Further, such vehicle washing at commercial car washes and commercial service stations shall occur only between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. and between  6:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m.
            3.   The filling, refilling, or adding of water to swimming pools, wading pools, and Jacuzzi-type pools is prohibited.
            4.   Operation of any ornamental fountain or pond for aesthetic or scenic purposes is prohibited except where necessary to support aquatic life or where such fountains or ponds are equipped with a re-circulation system.
            5.   No applications for new, additional, expanded, or increased-in-size water service connections, meters, service lines, pipeline extensions, mains, or water service facilities of any kind shall be allowed or approved.
      (5)   Stage 5 - Emergency water shortage conditions.
         (a)   Goal:  Achieve a 40% reduction in daily water demand.
         (b)   Water use restrictions.  All requirements of Stages 2, 3, and 4 shall remain in effect during Stage 5 except:
            1.    Irrigation of landscaped areas is absolutely prohibited.
            2.   Use of water to wash any motor vehicle, motorbike, boat, trailer, airplane or other vehicle is absolutely prohibited.
(Ord. 7966, passed 10-24-00)  Penalty, see § 912.99